CICL

CENTRE FOR IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP LAW










Profile Of The Centre

The Centre for Specialization in Immigration and Citizenship Laws (CSICL) is a constituent centre of the Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad, and was founded on 3rd January, 2019 under the leadership of the Centre President, Anushka Misra and Faculty-In-charge, Dr D Ganesh Kumar. Immigration and refugee applicants are among the most vulnerable consumers of legal services. Problems like language barriers and familiarity with the legal system are common challenges they face, which hamper their right to security, recognition and human dignity. The legal system has to work towards this area of law, especially in encouraging more law students towards becoming qualified, trained and assessed experts who can provide the professional help needed. With this in mind, the Centre was created with the objective of providing a platform to students of law school to pursue an interest in the field of citizenship and immigration laws, hoping to encourage enthusiastic and detailed research on these subjects of global importance. Since most law schools do not include this subject as a part of the curriculum, keeping in mind the proactive vision of the Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad to promote practical learning outside of classrooms, the Centre focussed on training students and inspiring interest in them towards these areas of law.

Objectives

To build a centre that will help set new and higher standards for immigration and citizenship consultants. With virtual conferences and national seminars, in collaboration with leading organizations, legal institutions and activists in the field, the Centre aims to help transform the quality of immigration consultant services, and to raise awareness among law students on the plethora of challenges existing in the system.

Goals

  • The Centre hopes to effectively train more law students in the field of immigration and citizenship, and provide them with the skill sets needed to ensure immigrants are given equitable, accessible and humane legal aid.

  • The Centre plans on conducting multiple intra-collegiate events such as debates, guest lectures by experts, among others to promote research, learning and an active interest for the subject.

  • The Centre will also conduct a national event during the academic year to expand its educational impact to students of other law colleges as well.

  • The Centre eventually hopes to build a large network of law students, professors, activists, legal experts, and national and international authorities on immigration, to collaborate with them in conducting research and providing active aid and consultancy

Faculty In Charge: Dr D. Ganesh Kumar did his LLB from Pendekanti Law College under Osmania University, Hyderabad with First Class in the year 2007. Enrolled as an Advocate in the Bar Council of erstwhile State of Andhra Pradesh in the year 2007. While practicing as an Advocate pursued LLM (Constitutional Law) from Post Graduate College of Law, Osmania University, Basheerbagh, Hyderabad, and passed with Distinction.



Official Email Id Of The Centre :

csicl@slsh.edu.in

List of Members


SNO NAME POSITION GIVEN EMAIL ID PHONE NO YEAR
DR D GANESH KUMAR FACULTY- IN CHARGE dgk@slsh.edu.in 7416211140 -
ANUSHKA MISRA PRESIDENT/FOUNDER anushka.misra@slsh.edu.in 2016-21 7337599604
DYLAN SHARMA RESEARCH HEAD dylan.sharma@slsh.edu.in 9704940851 2016-21
SALONI ATUL KUMAR PR & MEDIA HEAD saloni.atul@student.slsh.edu.in 9830575160 2019-24
ISHAN POPLI ORGANIZING HEAD ishan.male@student.slsh.edu.in 9873015559 2019-24
YUKTA DUBEY RESEARCH yukta.dubey@student.slsh.edu.in 7310253155 2017-22
S RAGHAVEENDRAA PRASAD RESEARCH s.raghavendraaprasad@student.slsh.edu.in 6362168896 2020-25
PALREDDY V KUMAR RESEARCH palreddy_vinay_kumar_reddy@student.slsh.edu.in 8328361086 2018-23
SHRIYA RAMESH PR & MEDIA shriya.ramesh@student.slsh.edu.in 7348820626 2020-25
RIYA PLANITKAR PR & MEDIA riya.palnitkar@student.slsh.edu.in 8103470763 2019-24
SAMPDA BANSAL PR & MEDIA sampda.bansal@student.slsh.edu.in 8427210742 2019-24
TWESHA KARNANI PR & MEDIA twesha.karnani@student.slsh.edu.in 8886702080 2019-24
M. JAHNAVI LAHARI PR & MEDIA mudunuri.jahnavi@student.slsh.edu.in 9866226814 2019-24
ADITYA SARAN ORGANIZING aditya.mani@student.slsh.edu.in 9891643653 2019-24
KHYATI VERMA ORGANISING khyati.verma@student.slsh.edu.in 9820255674 2019-24
DIYA PARVATI ORGANISING diya.parvati@student.slsh.edu.in 8606008822 2020-25
NAMAN PRIYADARSHI ORGANISING naman.priyadarshi@student.slsh.edu.in 8076639166 2020-25
KHYATEE AHUJA ORGANISING khyatee.ahuja@student.slsh.edu.in 7428555325 2020-25
ADITI AGRAWAL ORGANISING aditi.agrawal@student.slsh.edu.in 7400818237 2020-25
REETI SHETTY ORGANISING shetty.reeti@student.slsh.edu.in 9619516521 2020-25
SANJANA PARISABOINA ORGANISING sanjana.parisaboina@student.slsh.edu.in 7397242225 2020-25
LIKHITA SRI NAIDU VELAMALA ORGANISING velamala.likhitha@student.slsh.edu.in 8074511232 2020-25

Past Events

  • In 2019, the Centre organized a Guest Lecture with Prof (Dr) Rathin Bandyopadhyay, and Adv Avik Gathak on the topic of Immigration and Citizenship Law: Percept’s and Practical Approach.
  • In 2019, the Centre organized an intra-college Oxford Union Debate Competition on topics dealing with current immigration and citizenship law issues, focusing predominantly on the NRC and the Citizenship Bill.
  • In May 2020, the Centre organized a National E-Seminar on Immigration and Crimmigration – Issues and Challenges with themes for research papers and presentations ranging from “The Citizenship Act in India – Constitutional Perspective” to “Immigration and Extradition”. The event invited students and professors from colleges across India to attend a panel discussion by eminent speakers and experts like Prof. Dr Manoj Kumar Sinha, Advocate Ashish Dixit and many others.
  • In October 2020, the centre held an online Guest Lecture with the world renowned Advocate Sheela Murthy, Founder and President of the Murthy Law Firm based in the United States. The topic of the Lecture was “Life of an Immigration Lawyer” wherein she gave our students an insight into her personal and work life as well as dealt with pertinent political questions.


Upcoming Events

  • Value Added course on International Refugee Law.
  • Workshop in collaboration with UNHCR.
  • Project: Symbiosis Immigration Clinic
  • International Seminar
  • Various Guest Lectures